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can your voice save a life? imagine if each voice could save a life. we can't do it alone. but as our entire city. we have so many innovative programs in san francisco. it takes the commitment of our mayor and district attorney and the law enforcement. thank you to the board of supervisors for the additional funds so that the agencies can serve all the women that need help in san francisco. can i hear a voice standing up for women. san francisco serves the world, we provide services to 165 languages. women are turned away because we don't have the funding.
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so thank you for the funding, board of supervisor. and san francisco has received funds from the federal government. president obama has recognized the great effort that san francisco has started and want to continue. so we can eradicate violence here in san francisco and start a global movement. everyone here is touched by domestic violence. if you say you don't know, it may be your co-worker. or your sister that doesn't want to speak out. it could be your mother or grandmother. i do this in memory of a fellow co-worker, laura sweat, who was murdered by her husband. and in that moment two young children were left without a mother. i do this in her memory and in hope that the world will see no more violence. thank you for joining one
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billion rising. you have the power to save lives. [applause] thank you, julie chu, from the commission of women. there are vaginas around? i am marily mondejar. i am one of the organizers of the event tonight. and i am a survivor of domestic violence. i rise tonight because when i was 22 years old i did not know that i could leave my abusive marriage. i rise tonight because when i was 26 years old i did not know that there were countless other women suffering like me. i rise tonight because i did not know that my children and i
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could have a life without fear and violence. i rise tonight because it took me many, many years with the help of community members before i was able to tell anyone about the violence and to ask for help. i rise tonight because tonight i know that what happened to me was not my fault. [applause] i demand tonight and every night that we as a community of loving and caring people speak up and extend help when we see or hear about violence against women and girls. i demand tonight and every night that we as a community, we as a community of loud and strong activists will shout enough. enough. stop the violence now. i demand tonight and every night that we as a community confront
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a problem such as violence against women with continuous and rigorous analysis of existing protocols with creative thinking and with courage to introduce new paradigms like what eve and v-day has done today with one billion rising worldwide. an action that has shifted our consciousness about violence against women and girls. i demand tonight and every night that a community of mothers and fathers and aunts and uncles and grandmas and grandpas and sons and daughters and friends, that we create a true change and stand together with women and girls of san francisco. and i dance tonight in the memory of claire joyce tempongko, a 28-year-old filipino woman that was murdered in front of her two young children. and i dance tonight in memory of
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terance casko that was beat by her iraq boyfriend on her birthday because she wanted to leave her abusive marriage. i dance tonight in memory of marisa who was stabbed to death by her husband, after he completed his battered program. and i dance for nicole who was abused by marines. i ask you to dance with me and say no to domestleic violence a to rape crimes, and to say no to human trafficking. and tonight for every victim and survivor here in san francisco. but most importantly, let us dance tonight for those who still need to find the courage
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to leave abusive relationships and seek help. and i will keep rising and i hope you do, and i will keep demanding. and i will keep dancing until every woman and girl in san francisco can live free and clear of violence. say it with me. i rise. thank you. >> there are so many cases, and many that occur in the world. one out of three will be raped and abused. one billion women dancing is for revolution. and we have men here, thank you. one billion rising is a global call to action. and one billion rising is a celebration. this is how we celebrate the help that all of those women can
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receive from all of us. we can do something and we can only do it together. right now i am going to introduce janice. she's a missionary. she's an activist. she's a leader and she's a poet. she will read a poem from eve ensler. who started with this movement, she started collecting situations, and experiences. and memories of so many women around the world and she created the vagina monologues, and that led to this. >> thank you. hey, you are beautiful. this is a beautiful, beautiful billion rising voices. one billion rising is more powerful than the thunder over
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the mountains. or the unchanged sea. let our voices reach the bedrooms of san francisco. the streets and the alleys for the homeless women and the poor. let our voices reach the worlds of violated and murdered women and the women that continue to be endangered by war and men who are haters. i am honored to be invited to read my hero's poem, eve ensler entitled rising. this was written for the women in india who lead the way. this could have been anywhere and was. mexico city. manila. manhattan.
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night-time men waiting like wolves, drooling for prey. paying nothing but a couple of dollars or euros or pesos to have her. enter her. eat her. and devour her and throw away her bones. this could have been anywhere and was. a buddhist trying to stay dry for the night. a woman leader speaking out against a repressive government. a young woman traveling with her boyfriend. one lost her voice, the other her following. the last one her life. this could have been anymore and was. pink wooden crosses, a stack of stones. red wilting coronations. empty chairs in a square.
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ribbons swaying in a sultry wind. i ask anna and nehat, and monique and emily, why? why? [speaking foreign language] >> because they were women. because they were women. this could have been anywhere. and was. for she got fired for being too beautiful. fined for drinking after he was raped. a serious offer to marry her rapist. got told it was legitimate but not enforceable. this could have been anywhere. they could do such a thing when the girls go for fire wood. step into a lonely man's car. drink a little too much at the college party.
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wake up with their uncle's finger inside. run from the screaming machetes and guns. taken at sunrise, get a bullet in the brain for learning the alphabet. be stoned for falling in love. be burned for seeing the future. i am done cataloging these horrors. two million women raped and tortured. one out of three. a woman raped every minute. every second. one out of two. one out of five. the same. one. one. one. i am done counting. and recounting. it is time to tell a new story. it needs to be our story. it needs to be outrageous and unexpected. it needs to lose control in the
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middle. it needs to be sexy. and in our hips and our feet. it needs to be angry. and a little scary. the way that storms can be scary. it needs not to ask permission. or to get permits or to set up offices. or to make salaries. it won't be recorded or bought or sold. or counted. it needs to just happen. it's not a question of inventing but remembering. buried under the trauma and sorr sorrow, and beneath the semen. vagina and labios shredded and
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retract retracted. it's not about asking and waiting. it's about rising. raise your arms, my sister, my brother. raise your one billion. your one heart. you're one of us. i used to be afraid of love. it hurt too much. what never happened or got ripped away. the rape. the wounds. and love. i thought it was (inaudible). but i was wrong. i was wrong. step into the fire. raise your arms. raise your one billion. one. one. one. rising. rising. rising. rising. yeah!
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>> one more story, one of many millions that happen every day. and i bet each one of us know an example. a real experience like this. so we can stop that. and we are here because of susan b. anthony. she had a dream as well. one billion rising. san francisco is closing this world-wide event. and we are going to do a dancing. for right now i would love to bring back to the stage here to the microphone, mayor lee for the pledge. we have to get committed. >> are we ready for pledge? if i can ask all of you raise
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the hand with the one billion. and repeat after me: i am one of the one billion rising. and i pledge that today, february 14, 2013, i will make violence against women and girls a priority of our time. and help to end it in my family. my school. my workplace. my community. and in san francisco, california and beyond. one billion rising.
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thank you all very much. if you can, now turn to the person next to you and tell them out loud your personal pledge. >> so you want to dance? i didn't hear you. you want to dance? one billion rising. one billion rising. let the world hear you. one billion rising. we are closing this moment. one billion rising.
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let the music begin. thank you very much for being here and joining us. i will ask a big favor of you. some people will be dancing, but some people will not and cannot dance. would you be so kind to open up some space for this to fill up. more space to dance. gather round. you can go all the way to the street. where you are more comfortable. spread around. ♪ we need more space on this side. ♪
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we are beautiful creatures ♪ >> i'm your host of "culturewire," and today, here at electric works in san francisco. nice to see you today. thanks for inviting us in and showing us your amazing facility today. >> my pleasure. >> how long has electric works been around? >> electric works has been in san francisco since the beginning of 2007.
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we moved here from brisbane from our old innovation. we do printmaking, gallery shows, and we have a fabulous retail store where there are lots of fun things to find. >> we will look at all of that as we walk around. it is incredible to me how many different things you do. how is it you identify that san francisco was in need of all these different services? >> it came from stepping out of graduate school in 1972. i wrote a little thing about how this is an idea, how our world should work. it should have printmaking, archiving, a gallery. it should have a retail store. in 1972, i wanted to have art sales, point-of-sale at the grocery store. >> so you go through the manifesto. with the bay area should have. you are making art incredibly
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accessible in so many different ways, so that is a good segue. let's take a walk around the facilities. here we are in your gallery space. can you tell me about the current show? >> the current show is jeff chadsey. he is working on mylar velum, a smooth, beautiful drawing surface. i do not know anyone that draws as well as he does. it is perfect, following the contours and making the shape of the body. >> your gallery represents artists from all over, not just the bay area, an artist that work in a lot of different media. how to use some of what you look for in artists you represent? >> it is dependent on people are confident with their materials. that is a really important thing. there is enough stuff in the world already. >> you also have in his current
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show an artist who makes sculpture out of some really interesting types of materials. let's go over and take a look at that. here we are in a smaller space. project gallery. >> artists used the parameters of this space to find relationships between the work that is not out in the big gallery. >> i noticed a lot of artists doing really site-specific work. >> this is a pile of balloons, something that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial material is. >> this is made out of puffy paint. often, kids use it to decorate their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking
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at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire. their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who really have not shown much. now let's look at other aspects of electric works operation. let's go to the bookstore. >> ok.
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>> in all seriousness, here we are in your store. this is the first space you encounter when you come in off the street. it has evolved since you open here into the most amazingly curious selection of things. >> this was the project for the berkeley art museum. it was -- this is from william wiley's retrospective, when he got up onstage to sing a song, 270 people put on the cat. >> it is not just a bookstore. it is a store. can you talk us through some of your favorites? >> these are made in china, but they are made out of cattails. >> these pieces of here, you have a whale head and various animals and their health over there, and they are jewelry. >> we do fund raisers for nonprofits, so we are doing a project for the magic theater,
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so there are some pretty funny cartoons. they are probably not for prime time. >> you sort of have a kind of holistic relationship where you might do merchandise in the store that promotes their work and practice, and also, prince for them. maybe we should go back and look at the print operation now. >> let's go. >> before we go into the print shop, i noticed some incredible items you have talked back here. what are we standing in front of? >> this is william wiley, only one earth. this is a print edition. there are only eight total, and what we wanted to do was expand the idea of printmaking. this is really an art object.
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there we go. >> besides the punball machine, what do you produce in limited edition? >> there is the slot machine. if you win the super jackpot, you have saved the world. >> what about work? >> the right design, it was three volumes with lithographs in each volume. the cab of count dracula with 20 lithographs inside and lined with beaver fur. really special. >> let's move on to the print shop. >> ok. the core of what we do is making things. this is an example. this is a print project that will be a fund-raiser for the contemporary music players. we decided to put it in the portfolio so you could either frame at or have it on your bookshelf.
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>> so nonprofits can come to you, not just visual are nonprofits, but just nonprofits can come to you, and you will produce prints for them to sell, and the profits, they can keep. >> the return on investment is usually four times to 10 times the amount of investment. this is for the bio reserve in mexico, and this is one of the artists we represent. >> you also make prints for the artists that you represent. over here are some large prints by a phenomenal artist. >> he writes these beautiful things. anyone who has told you paradise is a book of rules is -- has only appeared through the windows. this is from all over coffee. we are contract printers for all kinds of organizations all across the country. >> thank you very much for showing us around today.
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i really appreciate you taking the time to let me get better acquainted with the operation and also to share with our "culturewire" team. "culturewire" team. announcer: b dreams and good grades aren't enough to get into college. there are actual steps you need to take. finding someone who can help is the first and most important. for the next steps, go to